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The Young Quaker Podcast

Nov 22, 2018

Welcome to the Young Quaker Podcast! This episode we’re talking about Woodbrooke, the central education centre for British Quakerism. Below you can find a list of links mentioned in the podcast, as well as a mini glossary of any Quaker terms that were used in this episode. Enjoy!

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Host: Chloe Scaling

Content Creators: Chloe Scaling & Ulysses Jones

Script Editing: Laurence Hall

Content Audio Editing: Jessica Hubbard-Bailey & Kylie Noble

Technical Audio Editing: Jack Sibley

Music: Jack Sibley & Joseph Hubbard-Bailey


Woodbrooke’s website:

More information on being a Friend in Residence:

Woodbrooke on Twitter: @woodbrookeuk

Woodbrooke on Instagram: @woodbrookeuk

Woodbrooke on Facebook:

The Young Quaker magazine:

Young Friends General Meeting:

Quakers in Britain:


Glossary of Quaker terms used in the episode:

(Location) Meeting- A local Quaker community called local meeting, e.g. Sellyoak meeting

Area Meeting - Area meetings are the primary business meetings for Quakers and are made up of several local Quaker meetings. They are accountable for things like Quaker weddings, setting policies, supporting local meetings, and appointing people to positions of responsibility.

The Cadbury Family - A significant Quaker family who founded the well-known Cadbury chocolate company in the 1800s. Their strong Quaker beliefs led them to campaign for social reform, and informed their philanthropist business practices.

‘Convinced’ - A term used to describe Friends who have come to Quakerism, rather than being born into a Quaker family (also known as ‘birthright Quakers’).

Epilogue - A shorter period of worship held in the evenings.

Friends - Another name for Quakers.

Friends in Residence (FIR) - The core of the Quaker community at Woodbrooke who act as coordinators of meeting for worship, epilogue and out of hours support.

Gathered Meeting - A term for a particularly moving, connected, and deeply spiritual Meeting for Worship.

JYM - Junior Yearly Meeting, or JYM, is a body and a yearly gathering for Quakers aged 14-17 based in the UK. For more information visit:

Meeting for Clearness - When a group of experienced and knowledgeable Friends meet to help in the amicable settlement of disputes, or to help Friends find clarity about a matter.

Meeting for Worship - Meeting, or Meeting for Worship, is one of the central ways that Quakers worship. British Quakers gather together in silence but anyone present can speak if strongly moved to; there are no set hymns, prayers, sermons, ministers, or creeds.

Young Adult Leadership Programme (YALP) - A year-long programme run by Woodbrooke Quaker Studies centre in which Young Adult Friends have an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the Quaker faith and its history, meet like-minded Young Adult Friends (YAFs) and share experiences.